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Denver meeting in the middle

ENGLEWOODPeyton Manning’s longest pass play of the preseason didn’t go to one of his towering tight ends or his mammoth wide receivers.Running back Lance Ball, who packs 215 pounds into his 5-9...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Forget FedEx Cup, focus is on Ryder Cup

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The race for the cup has rarely been this intense after just one playoff event.Only it’s not the FedEx Cup.At the moment, that’s only meaningful to those who risked going home...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies put a damper on Beckett’s debut

DENVERJosh Beckett was decent in his Dodgers debut.On this night, though, he needed to be dazzling.The right-hander tried to keep Los Angeles in the game until the team’s recently obtained big...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

U.S. Open

NEW YORK – A look at Monday’s play, the opening day of the $25.5 million U.S. Open tennis championships:WEATHER: Mix of sun and clouds and humid with an early afternoon shower that delayed play for...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sharapova feeling just fine, thank you

NEW YORK – Maria Sharapova’s stomach ache turned out to be nothing more than that. That lopsided loss she suffered at the Olympics – well, that only may have been a false alarm, as well. Playing...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Garmin lifts Vande Velde to victory

DENVERThe race to win the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge came down to the last mile in the 683-mile, seven-stage race across colorful Colorado.In a fitting to a conclusion to a bike race that...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Don’t sleep on Roger Federer

Somehow, it seemed so easy for so many people to write off Roger Federer. He was past his 30th birthday, they would point out. About 2½ years went by without any additions to his Grand Slam trophy...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Venus Williams is back, and her star is rising

NEW YORK – The illness did not creep up on Venus Williams all of a sudden. As far back as 2007, she remembers being overcome by fatigue and wondering what the heck was going on. One doctor told her...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Smoke brings fire back to Bristol’s bullring

BRISTOL, Tenn. – With a two-handed toss of his helmet, Tony Stewart brought back everything that had been missing at Bristol Motor Speedway. It was the rock ’em, sock ’em style of racing that made...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Manning on the money

DENVER – That’s the Peyton Manning the Denver Broncos and their fans have been waiting all summer to see. Magnificent. A machine. On the money. And no longer just a memory.Manning was close to...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cubs pitch past rain and Rockies

CHICAGO – On a rainy day at Wrigley Field, the Colorado Rockies struggled at the plate against Chris Volstad and the Chicago Cubs.Colorado managed just four hits in a 5-0 loss as Volstad ended a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

2 positives a negative for MLB?

OAKLAND, Calif. Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy becomes uneasy each time he is called to the bathroom for a random drug test, even though he’s confident he’s completely clean. McCarthy can’t...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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